Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Hot Pink Scala Pumps from ASOS

ASOS SCALA Court Shoe

I noticed these pumps a while back when I was trying to find a cheaper version of J.Crew’s Mona Suede Pumps in a similar Berry color. At $45.45 and free shipping, these ASOS Scala Pumps were a steal! I was pretty excited to get them.

My excitement waned when I looked at the shoes. Very poorly made. As you see in the inset picture above, one of the heels are not aligned with the base. Upon further examination, the shoes looked like they were made out of cardboard. It felt like cardboard too. At a heel height of 4″, I was afraid these shoes might not support my weight.

This shoe will be returned.

Review: Ann Taylor Kamela Lizard Stamped Leather Wedges

Shoes: Ann Taylor Kamela Lizard Stamped Leather Wedges

First of all, sorry for the awful picture quality. I don’t know why the first one was good but subsequent pictures did not turn out as well.

The wedges were bought during Ann Taylor’s insane 50% off everything on Cyber Monday. I also bought a pair of the Perfect Pumps. So happy to get them at 50% off retail with Free Shipping. Originally the wedges are $178.00 – 50% off = $89.00. It features a rounded toe, leather padded inner sole, and a 3 inch heel. I wanted a new pair of wedges to replace my Banana Republic ones that I have for over 5 years now. My Banana Republic Wedges are starting to wear at the heel. I found that the wedge is chipping at the sole. I had also been eying the Christian Louboutin Ron Ron Zeppa 85mm Wedges but it’s priced at $695.00.

I was super estactic when I received it. That sentiment changed when I opened the box. I have been an Ann Taylor shopper for 3 years. I have never received an item in such a bad display. The shoe box looked new, but when I opened it, everything was in disarray. The shoes had no stuffing inside but was sitting on a pile of shoe stuffing that was torn and it was a mess. I knew I received someone’s return. That was confirmed when I checked the bottom of the shoes. It had granules of dirt. Not much but they were there.

Still hopefull, I tried on the shoe. The size 7 1/2 fit perfectly on me. The leather sole felt amazing. Unfortunately the sole was loose in one shoe. It was already peeling off the footbed! I was saddened to see that I did not receive a product in pristine condition.

Regarding comfort, I was somewhat please. There is enough cushioning for my picky feet. However, there was no arch support. After a couple of minutes, I began to feel my arch being strained. I guess everyone knows my verdict: It’s going back. I will probably wait for the next sale or save enough to get the Christian Louboutins. Hopefully I get lucky and find something more affordable.

Would you keep this shoe if you received it in this condition?